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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 23, 2012 9:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: live album advice for a youngen...

In the middle about Harpur College? Wow, that's not only one of the best shows from the era, it's one of the best ever.

But primal Dead might still be your thing. To see if there's any hope for you, I would suggest the following:

* - Outstanding set from 1967. Relentless, full-throttle jamming. Probably the best Viola Lee Blues. (Note: Tracks are badly mislabeled)

* Road Trips Vol. 2.2 - 2/14/68 - This is a commercial release. Don't hesitate. Get it.

* Dick's Picks Vol. 16 - 11/8/69 - One of the best uninterrupted sequences ever - Dark Star-> The Other One-> Dark Star-> Uncle John's Band Jam-> Dark Star-> Saint Stephen-> The Eleven-> Caution (Do Not Stop on Tracks)-> The Main Ten-> Caution (Do Not Stop On The Tracks-> Feedback-> We Bid You Good Night

* - Personal favorite versions of Hard to Handle and The Other One. Entire show smokes.

* - Most consider this to be better than the previous night. It might be.